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10 Amazing Places to See Buddha Around the World

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It’s Buddha’s birthday, and to celebrate, we’re taking a tour of some of the most inspiring places to see Buddha’s likeness around the world, from giant, stately statues atop mountains to hundreds of small carvings hidden deep in caves.


 

1. The Temple of the Reclining Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand

Photo: Temple of the Reclining Buddha by: Leigh Virkus – Courtesy: Gogobot

 

2. Borobudur Temple Compounds in Yogyakarta in Java, Indonesia

Photo: Borobudur Temple Compounds by: C May – Courtesy: Gogobot

 

3. The Byodo-In Temple in Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA

Photo: The Byodo-In Temple by: jdnx flickr – Courtesy: Gogobot

 

4. Bayon in Angkor, Cambodia

Photo: Bayon by: rakugo flickr – Courtesy: Gogobot

 

5. The Big Buddha in Hong Kong

Photo: Big Buddha by: zoonabar flickr – Courtesy: Gogobot

 

6. Todai-ji Temple in Nara, Japan

Photo: Todai-ji Temple by: freddie boy flickr – Courtesy: Gogobot

 

7. Dambulla Cave Temple in Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Photo: Dambulla Cave Temple by: Mal B flickr – Courtesy: Gogobot

 

8. Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

Photo: Ajanta Caves by: Jorge Lascar flickr – Courtesy: Gogobot

 

9. The Great Buddha in Leshan, China

Photo: The Great Buddha by: drs2biz flickr – Courtesy: Gogobot

 

10. Pak Ou Caves in Prabang, Laos

source: gogobot.com